Idaho Panhandle National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3232 West Nursery Road
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
IPNF Fire Information
Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
Lightning originally came through July 7 and started 7 fires. Two fires merged, leaving 6 fires. The fires were named Trestle 1 through 6. July 8, Trestle 1 and Trestle 4 burned together leaving 5 fires: Trestle 1, Trestle 2, Trestle 3, Trestle 5 and Trestle 6.
The Trestle Creek Complex saw significant growth July 30 – August 1 as a weather system moved into the region. Winds from the northeast reached 25 mph causing wind-driven fire growth to the southwest and starting spot fires up to ¾ of a mile ahead of the fire.
Residents are no longer under evacuation orders.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday July 07th, 2021 approx. 05:07 PM|
|Location||4 miles north of Hope, Idaho|
|Incident Commander||Type 4 IC - Kelly Tucker, Sandpoint Ranger District|
|Coordinates||48.341 latitude, -116.22 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Friday October 15th, 2021 approx. 05:00 PM|
Timber (litter and understory)
Brush (2 feet)
Narrative: Fire burned in mature subalpine fir and spruce with standing dead trees. Open areas that have some greener grasses and shrubs that slowed fire spread at higher elevations, but subalpine fir is created a torching and spotting cycle. Without wind to push it, fire in Menziesia (MEFE) brush and alder thickets tended not to spread, but in hot and breezy conditions, it spread easily into subalpine fir stands.
No fire behavior observed
|Projected Incident Activity|
All closures have been lifted. Visitors to the area are reminded to be aware of the potential for additional hazards in burned areas, including unstable trees, rocks and slopes.
Cooler and wetter conditions have resulted in minimal to no activity. Snow is forecasted.